People

The Database of Indigenous Slavery in the Americas involves the following people:

Core team:

  • Linford D. Fisher, Associate Professor of History, Brown University (Principal Investigator)
  • Ashley Champagne, Digital Humanities Librarian, Center for Digital Scholarship, Brown University
  • Lydia Curliss, Physical Sciences Librarian, Academic Engagement, Brown University Library (Nipmuc)
  • Birkin Diana, Digital Technologies Developer, Brown University Library
  • Patrick Rashleigh, Data Visualization Coordinator, Center for Digital Scholarship, Brown University

Research Assistants

  • Kimonee Burk, PhD candidate, Brown University (Narragansett)
  • Ian Foster, MA candidate, Free University of Berlin, Germany
  • Maiah Letsch, MA candidate, Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Atessa Savitt, undergraduate research assistant, Brown University
  • Zoe Zimmerman, undergraduate research assistant, Brown University

Community Collaborators (partial listing)

  • Ken Alves, Chief, Assonet Band of Wampanoags
  • Rodney Butler, Chairman, Mashantucket Pequot
  • Alma Gordon, Sonksq, Chappaquiddick Wampanoag
  • Faries Gray, Massachuset-Ponkapaog Tribe
  • Cheryll Toney Holley, Chief, Nipmuc Nation
  • Liz Coldwind Santana Kiser, Councilwoman, Chaubunagungamaug Nipmuck
  • Meagan Running Deer Page, Councilwoman, Pocasset Wampanoag Tribe
  • Ryan Page, Tribal Council Chairman, Pocasset Wampanoag Tribe
  • Jim Peters, Executive Director, Massachusetts Indian Affairs (Mashpee Wampanoag)
  • Paula Peters (Mashpee Wampanoag) 
  • Lorén Spears, Director, Tomaquag Museum (Narragansett)
  • Tall Oak Weeden (Pequot and Wampanoag)

Board of Advisors:

  • Tony Bogues, Director of the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice and Asa Messer Professor of Humanities and Critical Theory, Brown University
  • Alan Gallay, Lyndon B. Johnson Chair of American History, Texas Christian University
  • Rebecca A. Goetz, Associate Professor of History, New York University
  • Rae Gould, Associate Director of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative, Brown University (Nipmuc)
  • Walter Hawthorne, Professor of History, Michigan State University
  • Jane Landers, Professor of History, Vanderbilt University
  • Jason Mancini, Director, Connecticut Humanities
  • Greg O’Malley, Associate Professor of History, UC Santa Cruz
  • Marjory O’Toole, Little Compton Historical Society
  • Emily Owens, Assistant Professor of History, Brown University
  • Paula Peters, writer and historian (Mashpee Wampanoag)
  • Brett Rushforth, Assistant Professor of History, University of Oregon
  • Nancy van Deusen, Professor of History, Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada
  • Tall Oak Weeden, historian and activist (Wampanoag and Pequot)

Past Research Assistants and Contributors

  • Juan Bettancourt-Garcia, Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, Brown University
  • Claire Fishman, undergraduate research assistant, Brown University
  • Daniel Genkins, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, John Carter Brown Library
  • Olivia George, undergraduate research assistant, Brown University
  • Brooke Grasberger, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Brown University (Graduate Student Coordinator)
  • Amanda Kazden, MA candidate, Public Humanities, Brown University
  • Marley-Vincent Lindsey, Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, Brown University (Research Assistant)
  • Ingrid Mader, undergraduate research assistant, Brown University
  • Heather Sanford, Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, Brown University (Graduate Student Coordinator)
  • Samuel Skinner, undergraduate research assistant, Brown University
  • Michael Simpson, Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, Brown University
  • Theodore Vial, undergraduate research assistant, Brown University
  • Gwenyth Winship, undergraduate research assistant, Brown University